Poet Catherine Wagner Kicks Off Spring NWS

The New Writing Series is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary of offering diverse and innovative literary programming to all members of the community at the University of Maine flagship campus in Orono.

On February 4, the poet Catherine Wagner—author of My New Job, Macular Hole, and Miss America—makes her first appearance in the Series.

Her reading at 4:30pm in the Soderberg Center Auditorium is free and open to the general public (though seating is limited). We hope you’ll join us!

Catherine Wagner was born in Burma and grew up in Baltimore. She is the author of Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001), both from Fence Books. With Rebecca Wolff, she edited Not for Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child-Rearing (Fence Books, 2007). Recent chapbooks include Bornt (Dusie, 2009), Articulate How (Big Game, 2008) and Hole in the Ground (Slack Buddha, 2008). She teaches at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

You can learn more about Wagner and her work here. A sample of her early poems, selected for the Boston Review by Rae Armantrout (NWS F’09, S’02) is available here. You can read about her newest book, My New Job, here.

If you’re on Facebook, please consider joining the NWS group here.

The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans on First Class or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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